Claire Danes, Cormoran Strike, and Broken Blogs #LittleLoves

Hello! This week has gone bloody fast hasn’t it? Which is fine by me, January can get it’s arse out of here as fast as it possibly can, in my opinion. Brrr and meh.

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Welcome to this weeks Little Loves!


I’ve read my to-do lists. A lot. And then I’ve re-written them for the next day or the next week, which is always satisfying isn’t it? I’ve read lots of blog posts but I can’t think of any particular one’s I’ve enjoyed (sorry! It’s not that I haven’t enjoyed any, I just have a terrible memory!).

I did actually finally start a book this week; ‘Career Of Evil’ by Robert Galbraith (aka J.K Rowling) but I didn’t get very far with it and haven’t picked it (aka my kindle) up again since so I probably won’t get back to it for another five years or so. I read the first two books in the series about Cormoran Strike and loved them, and people have said that this is the best yet. So I’m looking forward to getting back to it in five years time.


Ooh I’ve watched a bit more TV over the last couple of weeks. I finished watching Season 4 of Homeland and have just started Season 5. I get so into series’ like this and just want to stay up all night watching them (and sometimes do). I think Claire Danes is such a brilliant actress. I realised the other day that I couldn’t think who on earth the actress who plays Carrie was, even though I knew I knew, because she’s just such a believable character and she plays her so well.

Carrie Matheson


Shall I just miss this whole section out from now on….?!


Ava was undressed after dinner and she came in wearing my knitted jumper, she looked so cute and reminded me of Boo from Monsters Inc :) She wouldn’t let me get a picture of her stood up in it though.

wearing mummy's jumper

And we’ve been wearing bobble hats, scarves and lots of clothes as it’s been absolutely freeeezing. I can’t seem to even get warm in my own house, and I just want to hug the radiator.

Ava in winter

She also wore this for a trip to the park (with the flaming nursery bear) and to town and dinner at Prezzo. She looked so cute, and grown up too.

child outfit of the day


I have had the song ‘Wasn’t Expecting That’ by Jamie Lawson in my head all week. It’s such a lovely song and the video is really lovely too, really emotional, but in a good way really. It makes me cry.

& lastly...

This post may partly have been about last week more than this week. I almost had this post ready to go last week, when my site went down and continued to be down until bloody Wednesday morning this week! It’s been so frustrating. And typically on Wednesday I had my highest pageviews ever (apart from when I’ve had a competition running) so they could have been really good if the site hadn’t gone down. Woe is me and FML and all that bullshit.

I’ve spent quite a bit of time speaking to my hosting company (Bluehost) and my ISP and they couldn’t find the problem. They finally discovered it was a DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack against the server, which apparently uses a wide range of IP addresses to bombard the server with traffic. Anyway, it was finally back on Wednesday morning, and it was such a relief! I had actually written quite a lot of posts whilst it was down (obviously not being able to promote my posts or check my stats gave me some extra time!), so for once I actually have some posts scheduled, which is nice.

Hope you’ve had a lovely week!



  1. January 29, 2016 / 10:37 am

    The Jamie Lawson song is so sad! I adore it and its constantly being played here. I am a huge fan of Homeland and Claire Danes, she is amazing and plays the character so well. Gorgeous photos! Have a wonderful weekend xx Popping over from #littlelove

  2. January 29, 2016 / 11:38 am

    I have not heard the Jamie Lawson song before but yes its a tear jerker isn’t it. Sorry to hear about your blog, it sounds a right pain for you but glad all sorted now. Have a great week #littleloves

  3. January 29, 2016 / 11:38 am

    I love that gilet – she looks awesome! Sorry to hear about your blog – that’s really frustrating, but with every cloud there’s a silver lining so yay to having some posts scheduled!

  4. January 29, 2016 / 6:20 pm

    Ahh Ava looks so cute, and so grown up! Glad you got your blog sorted – that must have been incredibly frustrating. I love that Jamie Lawson song as well. Have a good weekend xx #LittleLoves

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